About the Shichon

The Shichon is a cross between the Shih Tzu and the Bichon Frise.
They can weigh from 4kg up to 12kg.
Their height can be up-to 12 inch from floor to withers.
They love to be close to their owners and family and can suffer with anxiety, so training to be on their own will help .
Coats can be straight, wavy or curly.
Colours are: Solid white, Cream, Apricot, Blue, Black, Brindle, Brown and Chocolate, all these colours can be mixed with white.
The Shichon can also be called a Zuchon, both names are the same cross of dog (Shih Tzu x Bichon Frise). They are also known by the Teddy bear.
They all love to learn tricks but can also be stubborn.
Some can find it hard to learn toilet training and can be 12 months before they get it, but some will get it straight away.
They also have the Bichon Blitz, this is when they can go mad running around for 5 or 10 minutes.
This cross rarely suffer with health issues (depending on breeding and health tests).
They can have a underbite, but this does not really affect them at all. Hernias are also known in the breed, but again this can be sorted during a spay. Or they can be left alone with regular checking to make sure it does not change in size or goes hard. Some during teething can get closed nostrils, but most outgrow this and by the time they are around 6 months do not have any issues.
They can also have the reverse sneeze, this is when they are snorting like they can not get their breath, but again this does not bother them and can be eased with rubbing the neck or putting fingers over the nostrils.
Some Shichon’s can be barkers, so they will need training.
The Shichon is good with all ages, they just love to be with you. But like every breed they have to be watching incase your children do something and the dogs tries to tell them off.
But beware it's like having a toddler in the house when they have strops and they love play with their toy's by throwing them everywhere.
They do need trimming every 4 to 6 weeks depending on how you want their coat. for allergy sufferers it is best to keep the body short.
 They also need to be brushed daily.
They are hypoallergenic so are better for people who do have allergies.
They can still lose hair just like we do, so if you do have allergies keep hair short.
They also love to try to talk to you or answer you back. They can give you the look to say they are not happy. So if all this is still sounding good and you do not mind a toddler with sometimes a teenagers attitude the Shichon could be the dog for you

About us

We fell in love with the Shichon in 2012, this is when we went to get our first Shichon Gem from a breeder in Cornwall. Gem is a F1 Shichon. Her mom was a Bichon Frise and her dad was a Shih Tzu.

When Gem was older she had her first litter with a male Shih Tzu call Buster in Honiton. We decided to keep a female who we named Lilly. Lilly is a F1B Shichon.

My daughter also fell in love with them and decided to get her first male Gizmo from a breeder in Somerset. Gizmo is a F1B Shichon. His mom was a Shih Tzu and his dad was a Bichon Frise.


When Gizmo was older he was studded out to another female who was a Shih Tzu and again my daughter had pick of the litter, she picked Thumper. Thumper is a F1B Shichon.

We also decided that we would like to add new blood in to our breeding, so started to look for a well bred female, who we found in Birmingham. We named her Tia, her breeder loved to show all her Shih Tzu’s and has many awards. Tia is a full pedigree Shih Tzu.

Lilly had her final litter in 2019 so we also kept a female form her and named her Callie. Callie is a F2 Shichon.

My sister also had a pup from us who she named Honey. Honeys parents are Gem and Gizmo. Honey is a F2 Shichon.

Honey went on to have her litter and my sister kept a female named Roxy. Roxy’s dad was a Bichon Frise, Which make Roxy a F2B Shichon.

Roxy had a litter and again my sister decided to keep a male from her who she named Pep. Pep is a F3 Shichon.

My son and his Girlfriend also fell in love with one of Roxy’s pups and they named him Theo. Theo is a F2BB Shichon.


They also fell in love with one of Tia’s pups so had a male from us also who they named Sox. Sox is a F2BB Shichon.

We all love to get together and have fun letting all the dogs play together and we all have sleepovers.

I also love staying in touch with all my pups and i am blessed to be able to stay in touch with people who have brought from other breeder that breed from my lines.

We have been blessed to be able to see our 6th generation of pups born and are hoping to be able to see our 7th generation.

Most of our owners are in our Facebook group and all that have pups from our lines are there also.

Others have joined all over to share photos and updates of their Shichons.

We love to help with advice when we can.

We have mad a lot of new friends since getting Gem, from all over the world.

I have help many breeders who just need support along the way.

I have been breeding dogs for over 25 years and still love it.

I NEVER let any of my females or males be rehomed, they are my babies.

I learnt all i know from my nan who was a breeder of the toy Poodle, so breeding i have been around since i was very young.

Our Pup's


All our pups leave with 4 weeks insurance, puppy pack, microchip, vet check, wormed, flead, family tree and lots more. Please watch this page for updates.

 Sarah Murphy with Harvey and Alfie: This is the 2nd puppy we have had off Carla and Andy , our first , Alfie 3 years ago . We have had Harvey 2 weeks now and he is s pure joy . The love and commitment put in by Carla and Andy goes beyond expectations .i know if I kneed help I can ask . I would highly recommend these 2 lovely people and of course the gorgeous puppies . 

Joy Bendell with Eddie and Mollie:  Our new pup is Eddie, he is a little darling full of character, sleeps really well and toilet training is going well all thanks to Carla and Andy. We can’t recommend them more highly as breeders. From day one to picking up Eddie they kept us updated on his development and ongoing pictures which was lovely and very informative. It is also great to keep in touch with them, Eddie’s mum and dad and all his brothers and sister. Thanks so much Carla and Andy for our precious little boy. UPDATE: Mollie went to live with Eddie.

Linda Jane with Chester: Carla was fantastic when we saw our Chester for sale online . We were moving from London to Devon where we saw him advertised . Carla was always there to help either by text or email. We had only ever seen a picture of him as we could not get to see him before the move ,Carla sent us up to date videos . When we had problems with moving she was so kind as to keep Chester longer . When we eventually picked him up she was so welcoming and what an amazing pup we got,wouldnt be without him . Well done Carla xx


Joanne Henny with Hugo: Carla and Andy’s love and care for their dogs and puppies is unconditional! Gem, Hugo’s mum took to motherhood like no other i have seen. Carla provided regular updates on Hugo for me. From the minute i took Hugo home at 8 weeks, we have had no accidents at all. His training is going well and we’ve fallen in love with him, including the vet who cuddled him whilst giving him his health check and first injection, that much they took photos for their website.

Julie with Cassie: Carla does a brilliant job breeding healthy happy puppies and is always available for support when needed could not have asked for a better dog

Joy with Madge: Carla & Andy the most dedicated pair I’ve met ! Always available for advice our gorgeous Magic Madge Joined our family 2 yrs ago and can’t thank them enough

Melanine with Lilly: We found Carla and Andy so approachable , living in London We weren’t able to meet Lilly until the day we collected her so I had to have complete trust in them . I needn’t have worried they kept me up to date with videos and photos from day she was born and all through her progress . She is a beautiful bunch of joy so lovable very sociable . It’s wonderful that although she’s now 9 months old we still have contact with her brothers and sisters via Facebook on their group and that they are still interested in how she’s developing . Definitely recommend them for anyone wanting a puppy

Lilly with Mel

Linda with Dijon: Thank you Carla and Andy for giving me  the privilege of Dijon coming to live with me. Gem has produced 8 delightful pups. You were strongly recommended by a friend who has Roxy, a little delight and from Lily’s last litter (who is also Gem’s daughter). I was so pleased for all the updates and amusing photos posted on Facebook. You care deeply for your pups even after they have left for their forever homes and want to keep in touch to find out how they are progressing. Dijon loves to please and is so loving. He does not like sleeping in his crate, but will accommodate it when I have to go out. I love his welcome on my return. He is a bundle of fun and never ceases to make me laugh. He keeps me company upstairs at night and sleeps right through to about 6:30. You and Gem should be so proud to have produced such a lovely pup.

Rachel and Pete: If u are given the opportunity to become parent to one of Carla and Andy’s pups then you are truly blessed and are in for an amazing experience . The love and dedication shines thru and your baby will be the love of ur life. My Barkley is amazing and we were just so lucky to be given the opportunity to be his mummy and daddy . He is so cute ,full of character ,very protective of me and my shadow. I love my baby to pieces. Carla and Andy’s support ,friendship and help is amazing . I struggle with health problems and Carla is so fantastic at assuring me I’m looking after my Barkley to the best of my ability and advising me if I need to do something different . Thank you Carla and Andy you are the best

Carol Anne with Tilly: We do not think we could surpass Carla and Andy as breeders of Shichon dogs. Lovely Tilly has joined our family in the best of health, is confident and very affectionate puppy. Last week she had her first injection and our vet was very impressed with the medical records for Tilly supplied by Carla and Andy. We have a lovely, healthy and happy puppy, thanks to you both.

Meliha Loli Eliyesil:  We had our little Ayla from Carla Westbury-Jennings on recommendation of a friend who had a puppy from her. February this year we brought our puppy home. Carla & Andy were so welcoming -we were able to visit our puppy whenever we wanted They encouraged our bonding with her before we brought her home. The puppies are all brought up with care and a lot of love. I would encourage anyone who wants a Shichon puppy to definitely to go to them.

Jules Dickson with Roxy:  We got Roxy from Carla in February 2016. Is never had a dog before, so my experience with Carla really was exceptional. She let me meet her at 3 weeks old. Kept me updated with photos and videos along the way and was careful to determine we were the right people to home one of her puppies with. Roxy came to us very well socialised, clearly very loved and full of personality. Despite her tendency for digging she is a wonderful member of our family & we love her to bits. I love the way Carla & Andy continue to keep an eye on all their fur babies and are interested in their lives. I would and have recommended Carla 100%.

Mary Seragusa with Jack: We have had our darling little Jack for a week now. We bought him from Carla Westbury-Jennings and he is fantastic. Carla is a breeder who can be trusted to care for the pups 100%. I looked on the web for a long time before I chose Carla. The more you read her website, the more you realise how good she is. She looks after the pups really well and sends weekly photographs and videos of the pups. You can see the mum and dad as well, in her own home, and they are both adorable, too.

Kirsty Langford: We got our beautiful girl Gypsie from Carla in November 2014. She was a surprise birthday present for our daughter. Carla was absolutely fantastic and very welcoming when I went to meet her. Gypsie was brought up in a very loving home with lots of interaction from adults and children. I would highly recommend Carla as a breeder for anyone looking to give a pup a forever home xx

Tracey with Teejay: After deciding on buying a puppy in January 2016 I searched the Internet and came across Carla’s website and it was the best research that I’ve ever done. Carla and Andy are the most perfect of breeders that any new potential puppy buyer could ever wish for. After the first initial meeting I knew straight away if I was going to buy a puppy Carla and Andy were going to be best puppy breeders to purchase from.
And as soon as I saw TeeJay his brothers and sisters I knew Carla and Andy were totally devoted to this special breed of pups. TeeJay was the biggest of the litter and I knew he was the one that was going to be in my life.
On the day of collecting TeeJay I was presented with a large goodie bag for TeeJay and I couldn’t thank Carla and Andy enough for all what they have done for TeeJay and their aftercare advice!!

Jane and David Curtis with Bailey and Belle: Picked up Bailey from Carla Westbury-Jennings on 21 September 2016. Jane spent around 3 months searching for a good breeder on-line. We had watched a documentary about puppy farms which turned our stomach. They are very good at disguising themselves. We live near Oxford so it was quite a journey to visit Carla and Andy but we wanted to bond with Bailey as much as possible before he came home with us. Carla and Andy didn’t mind at all and we spent a lot of time with all the pups, visiting several times and seeing them grow. Carla also sent us numerous puppy updates. It was very clear that Carla and Andy adore their dogs and went well above and beyond the care a puppy gets elsewhere. Subsequently Bailey Curtis is a very well adjusted pup and has settled in brilliantly. He had his first jabs this week and our vet Jenny loved him. She was very impressed with all the records Carla gave us regarding his worming and flee treatments and amazed by his socialisation records, which were the most in depth she had ever seen. I am continuing these records on line. He had lots of cuddles from all the staff. We keep in close contact with Carla and Andy as she’s very fond of every pup. Bailey Curtis has his own blog on Facebook, written by his Daddy !!! We cannot recommend Carla and her pups enough. UPDATE: Belle went to live with Bailey.

Angela with Pluto: Having decided on a Shichon pup I spent some time looking for a reputable breeder. On contacting Carla she could not have been more helpful doing everything she could to facilitate the transition of our wonderful little Pluto from their loving home to ours. We were so impressed by both Carla and Andy and the information put together in the fantastic puppy bag we left with. We travelled 5 1/2 hours and knew we’d made the right decision as soon as we met them. Can’t recommend Carla highly enough.

Natalie with Bertie and Ned: Right from the moment when I first contacted Carla I could tell that she and Andy were friendly, helpful, and full of love for each and every dog they raise. After coming close to purchasing a puppy from a person who I discovered, after some thorough research, was a puppy farmer, I was understandably worried about any person(s) from whom I might purchase my then-future pup. My worries were put to rest as soon as Carla and Andy welcomed us into their home to be greeted by their two dogs (Gem and Lilly), both of whom had given birth to their litters on the same day, and the 13 puppies which they had had between them! The number of puppies alone should indicate just how much hard work both put in to giving each one the best start to life possible. I was kept up-to-date on every progress that Bertie made, with regular photos and videos, and they were very accommodating when it came to visiting him. Keeping in touch via Facebook is a wonderful way of seeing how each puppy has grown into their own unique character (Bertie’s character being primarily cheeky!). I cannot recommend Carla and Andy enough for anyone considering bringing one of these amazing little dogs into their life! I wouldn’t be the person I am today without Bertie, my best friend, shadow, and constant companion. Thank you Carla and Andy for raising such a wonderful dog! UPDATE: Ned went to live with Bertie.

Victoria with Lucy: I was lucky enough to collect our Lucy because someone else decided at the last moment they didn’t want a puppy. That meant I picked her up the day after she had had her jabs. Carla was so friendly and helpful- to the point she and Andy came out in their car to find me when I couldn’t find the house!! Lucy had been microchipped, had breeders insurance and I was given her vet vaccinations record. Along with a collar, blanket and chew toy. I saw her with her mum and brothers and sisters and could tell this was a loving family home in which Lucy had been given the best start. Carla kept in touch and gave advice , she was genuinely interested and three years down the line, still keeps in touch. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough

These shichons really are the perfect dogs. They are big enough yet small enough for whatever you would want. My sister in law got her shichon Maisie (the great/white in the video) nearly two years ago from Carla and we were so impressed that when the time came for us to get a second dog to join our border terrier fuzz we didn’t hesitate to contact Carla. Unfortunately at that point Carla didn’t have a litter available so put us in touch with her sister Suzanne in Birmingham who had a litter due imminently. Suzannes shichon honey (the expectant mum) is one of Carla’s previous pups so I knew she was from a great line so I was hooked. And so dusty came into our lives and she is absolutely gorgeous and has just been the greatest addition to our family and has bonded with fuzz perfectly. We did wonder at first whether our border would be too much for a little shichon but we needn’t have worried, she’s more than a match for fuzz in play and has the courage of a very small lion !!!! They are also very loving great fun and complete characters and totally fill the house with their small frame and big personality. Dusty and fuzz really are the best of friends and it’s a joy to watch them. I cannot recommend this breed highly enough and they are certainly now the only dog I would have next time Both Carla and Suzanne are very experienced in this breed and you can have huge confidence in getting one of their pups, you really wouldn’t be disappointed Jane – Devon


Thumper is a F1B Shichon who is well proven. He has sired litters in Devon, West midland, Cornwall and London. His biggest litter is 9, smallest is 5. Devon. Some of his litters below.

THEO below: Theo is yet to be proven and would love to meet the ladies. He is a Shichon who looks more like the Bichon. Devon


SOX below: Sox is a F2B Shichon. Proven stud. His first litter with Callie is due March 2021.

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